Everyone is talking about 1601 Market Street. With sleek glass, bright lights, and striking signage, the building’s design captivates you immediately. The boldest statements, however, are made on the inside with aesthetics, amenities, and award-winning features that are not just modern but quintessentially “Philly.”
Thanks in part to adoption of the Percent for Art program, Philadelphia has more public art than any city in the world. Now, 1601 Market is adding to the collection. Set against the sleek white backdrop of 1601’s lobby, a large scale visual art piece is nothing short of breathtaking. Designed to evoke a sense of movement and life, the sculpture mirrors the energy in the building and on its front porch.
Once you’re past the threshold, there are endless amenities that fuel Philadelphia’s flair for innovation. In addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with lockers, towel service and fitness classes, indoor secure bike storage, and in-house childcare, the building has aligned itself with some fittingly “disruptive” modern retail.
First there’s a Sweetgreen, opening this spring. This $95 million success is funded by venture capitalists like Steve Case for good reason. The company is leading a tech-savvy fast food revolution with a cash-free model, and nearly one third of all orders come through the web or their mobile app. It doesn’t hurt that they have their own music festival.
The building will also be home to the first VERTS Mediterranean Grill in Philadelphia. The innovative fast casual concept operates under the belief that modern tastes call for eating well and living well, so every dish is crafted from scratch and most come in under 600 calories.
Upstairs, 1601 also houses a WeWork. One of four now operating in Philadelphia, it speaks to the fact that WeWork is the largest community-driven workspace network in the world. Start-up entrepreneurs are making strides alongside a surprising number of major corporate tenants as coworking options change the way we do business.
But it isn’t just the flexible workspace that’s communal. In the spirit of the sharing economy, 1601 has created an inviting outdoor space to enjoy the sun or shade on their plaza.
The building has also scored numerous accolades for sustainability, accessibility, and connectivity. It is LEED silver certified, EnergyStar rated for at least 9 years, and has earned a Silver WiredScore for being so tech-friendly. It was also granted a Walk Score of 100 for walking and public transportation; with direct access to the concourse and regional rail, tenants can get from desk-to-train in just 120 seconds.
Unsurprisingly, that means that more than 19,000 cars and 20,000 pedestrians pass the building daily.
Fortunately for anchor tenants, that translates to a rare opportunity for skyline signage; while any company leasing 20,000 square feet will be featured on striking monument signage, tenants who occupy 100,000 square feet can shine on the skyline of America’s 5th largest city.
A building can be architecturally beautiful, but what makes it truly significant is what’s happening inside. The functionality of 1601 Market is as progressive as the tenants filling it, and it’s easy to see what all the buzz is about.